Kim Hie-ae

김희애 / Kim Hee Ae

Kim Hee-ae(born April 23, 1967) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her leading roles in Korean dramas such asSons and Daughters(1992),Perfect Love(2003),My Husband's Woman(2007),A Wife's Credentials(2012), andSecret Love Affair(2014).

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 Kim Hie-ae's Early life

Kim Hee-ae was born in 1967 in Jeju City , and her family later moved to Seoul .

Kim was a freshman at Hyehwa Girls' High School when she was discovered by the younger brother of one of her teachers; he had been visiting the school by chance and worked for an advertising agency. This led to her first modeling job in a commercial for a school uniform brand in 1978.

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 Kim Hie-ae's Career

1983–2003: Acting debutedit

In 1983, Kim made her acting debut in the filmThe First Day of the Twentieth Year. While studying at Chung-Ang University as a Theater and Film major, she appeared in her first television drama on KBS in 1986. Over the next decade, she would go on to have a successful career on Korean television, alongside fellow top actresses Chae Shi-ra and Choi Jin-sil . Among her most significant dramas during this period wereBeyond the Mountains(1991) andSons and Daughters(1992), for which she won the highest award at the MBC Drama Awards and the Baeksang Arts Awards , called the Daesang ("Grand Prize").

2003–2009: Breakthroughedit

Precious Family(also known asLetters to My Parents), playing a woman who marries into a rich family who treats her badly after she gives birth to a baby with autism .Kim next starred in the melodramaSnow Flower.

The adultery drama was a hit with a peak viewership rating of 38.7%, and Kim yet again won the Daesang at the Korea Drama Awards and the SBS Drama Awards .

2010–2012: Hiatus and focus on commercials and magazinesedit

She then won Best Actress at the Baeksang Arts Awards for her portrayal of a housewife increasingly stifled by her husband's obsession with status who finds herself falling for her son's dentist inA Wife's Credentials, one of the inaugural dramas in 2012 of new cable channel jTBC .


Kim said she accepted the project because the script was "faultless" and she felt empathy for the characters,and one review described her performance as "excellent as the grieving mother [...] understated but somehow believable, touching and honest."

inSecret Love Affair, about an art foundation director who embarks on a passionate affair with a poor but talented pianist 20 years her junior.

She returned to the small screen with the police procedural dramaMrs. Cop, playing a violent crime detective who struggles to become a good mother.

The same year, she starred in the family melodramaSecond To Last Love.

, based on the real story of comfort women.

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 Kim Hie-ae's Personal life

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 Kim Hie-ae's Filmography


YearEnglish titleKorean titleRoleNetwork
1986 A Woman's Heart 여심 Song Da-young KBS2
1987 원다풍 KBS
Mother 어머니 KBS2
Terms of Endearment 애정의 조건 Kim Won-mi KBS2
1988 Forget Tomorrow 내일 잊으리 Seo In-ae MBC
1989 Your Toast 당신의 축배 Jeon Yeo-ok MBC
1990 What Do Women Want 여자는 무엇으로 사는가 Cha Young-gun MBC
Winter Wanderer 겨울 나그네 Da-hye KBS
500 Years of Joseon:
조선왕조 오백년:
Empress Myeongseong MBC
I'm Still Loving You 사랑해 당신을 Wan-joo MBC
1991 The Beginning of the End 이별의 시작 Jung Hye-jung MBC
Beyond the Mountains 산너머 저쪽 Kang Myung-ae MBC
1992 Namok 나목 Kyung-ah MBC
The Kingdom of Anger 분노의 왕국 Min Jae-kyung MBC
Sons and Daughters 아들과 딸 Lee Hoo-nam MBC
1993 The Stormy Season 폭풍의 계절 Lee Hong-joo MBC
1994 Kareisky 까레이스키 Sung Nam-young MBC
1995 Love and Marriage 사랑과 결혼 Yoon Soo-bin MBC
Love Formula 연애의 기초 Choi Jeong-hee MBC
1999 You're One-of-a-Kind 하나뿐인 당신 Jang Seo-young MBC
2003 Wife 아내 Kim Na-young KBS2
Perfect Love 완전한 사랑 Ha Young-ae SBS
2004 Precious Family 부모님 전상서 Ahn Sung-sil KBS2
2006 Snow Flower 눈꽃 Lee Kang-ae SBS
2007 My Husband's Woman 내 남자의 여자 Lee Hwa-young SBS
2011 Midas 마이더스 Yoo In-hye SBS
2012 A Wife's Credentials 아내의 자격 Yoon Seo-rae jTBC
2013 Sisters Over Flowers 꽃보다 누나 Herself tvN
2014 Secret Love Affair 밀회 Oh Hye-won jTBC
2015 Mrs. Cop 미세스 캅 Choi Young-jin SBS
2016 Second To Last Love 끝에서 두번째 사랑 Kang Min-joo SBS


YearEnglish titleKorean titleRole
1983 The First Day of the Twentieth Year 스무해 첫째 날
1985 Reminiscent Flame 불의 회상
My Love Jjang-gu 내 사랑 짱구 Mi-hye
1987 The Hero Comes Back 영웅 돌아오다 Young-mi
1993 The 101st Proposition 101번째 프로포즈 Jung-won
2014 Thread of Lies 우아한 거짓말 Yoo Hyun-sook
2015 C'est Si Bon 쎄시봉 Min Ja-young (40s)
2018 The Vanished 사라진 밤 Yoon Seol-hee
Her Story 허스토리 Moon Jeong-sook

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 Kim Hie-ae's Radio Program

YearEnglish titleKorean titleStation
1986 Popular Music FM with Kim Hee-ae 김희애의 FM인기가요 KBS Happy FM

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 Kim Hie-ae's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1986 KBS Drama AwardsBest New ActressA Woman's HeartWon
1987 Our Star AwardsWon
23rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV)Won
1990 MBC Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actress Forget TomorrowWon
1991MBC Drama AwardsBeyond the MountainsNominated
Grand Prize (Daesang)Won
199329th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV)Sons and DaughtersWon
Grand Prize (Daesang) for TVWon
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActressNominated
Grand Prize (Daesang)Won
TV Journal Star of the Year Won
14th Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest ActressThe 101st PropositionNominated
1994 32nd Grand Bell AwardsNominated
30th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) Won
6th Korea Broadcasting Producer Awards Won
1995 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Love and MarriageNominated
1996 8th Korea Broadcasting Producer Awards Won
2003 39th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV)WifeWon
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActressNominated
SBS Drama Awards SBSi AwardPerfect LoveWon
Top 10 StarsWon
Top Excellence Award, ActressNominated
200440th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV)Nominated
Grand Prize (Daesang) for TVWon
16th Korea Broadcasting Producer Awards Won
2005 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Precious FamilyNominated
2007 Best DressedN/AWon
1st Korea Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang)My Husband's WomanWon
Top 10 StarsWon
Top Excellence Award, ActressNominated
Grand Prize (Daesang)Won
2008 1st Style Icon Awards Style Icon, TV actress categoryWon
44th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV)Nominated
2011 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama MidasNominated
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) A Wife's CredentialsWon
201450th Baeksang Arts Awards Fashionista AwardN/AWon
Best Actress (Film) Thread of LiesNominated
Presidential CommendationN/AWon
Best ActressSecret Love AffairWon
7th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActressNominated
Top 10 Style IconsN/AWon
3rd APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Secret Love AffairWon
35th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actress Thread of LiesNominated
2015 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Mrs. CopNominated
2016 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Romantic-Comedy Drama Second To Last LoveNominated

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 Kim Hie-ae's References

  1. "Kim Hee-ae signs with YG Entertainment". Korea JoongAng Daily. 18 March 2016. 
  2. "Profile: Kim Hee Ae" (in Korean). YG Stage. 
  3. Cheon, Seung-hoon (24 November 2003). "If I Were Young-ae, I Would Have Become an Invalid". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  4. Kim, Soon-deok (5 January 2004). "Kim Soo-hyun's Power". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  5. Suh, Jung-bo (24 August 2004). "Kim Hye-soo and Kim Hee-ae to Compete in Weekend TV Dramas". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  6. "Drama `Snow Flower` to Be Shot in September". KBS World. 16 June 2006. 
  7. "Actress Kim Hee-ae". The Dong-a Ilbo. 12 April 2007. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  8. "Kim Hee-ae's Outstanding Acting Sparks Breakup Rumors". 4 May 2007. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  9. "My Man's Woman Empties Streets". The Chosun Ilbo. 7 June 2007. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  10. Han, Jane (18 January 2010). "Ajumma Adopt Stylish New Life". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  11. Kwon, Mee-yoo (22 February 2011). "Money, ambition and love blend in Midas". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  12. Sung, So-young (1 December 2011). "TV enters new era with launch of four networks". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  13. Lee, Hye-ji (9 May 2013). "Yoo Jae-suk, Ryu Seung-ryong Win Top Prizes at 2013 Paeksang Arts Awards". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  14. Cha, Yo-rim (27 November 2013). "Sisters over Flowers to showcase actresses' feminine charm". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  15. Sunwoo, Carla (29 November 2013). "Hit travel show tries with 'sisters'". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  16. "Reality Show Catapults Kim Hee-ae into Fashion Icon Status". The Chosun Ilbo. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  17. Lee, Sun-min (2 April 2013). "Kim Hee-ae will return to big screen". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  18. "Kim Hee-ae Returns to Silver Screen After Two Decades". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  19. Jin, Eun-soo (21 February 2014). "Elegant Lies looks at family's ugly truths". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  20. Lee, Claire (26 February 2014). "Elegant Lies tackles teen bullying". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  21. Lee, Jeong-bong (17 March 2014). "The cougar and the pianist". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  22. Kim, Hee-eun (19 March 2014). "Koreans quickly falling in love with Secret Love Affair". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  23. Jin, Eun-soo (11 March 2014). "1970s folk film announces cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  24. "'Mrs. Cop' offers arresting appeal for Korea's 'ajumma'". The Korea Times. 29 July 2015. 
  25. "Veteran actresses experiment with characters". The Korea Times. 12 August 2015. 
  26. "New TV series portrays mature love with humor". Yonhap News Agency. 27 September 2016. 
  27. "KIM Sang-kyung, KIM Gang-woo and KIM Hee-ae Make It Through LOST NIGHT". Korean Film Biz Zone. 19 September 2017. 
  28. "Veteran actress returns as thriller queen in 'The Vanished'". The Korea Times. 2 March 2018. 
  29. "Comfort Woman Court Drama Subpoenas KIM Hae-sook and KIM Hee-ae". Korean Film Biz Zone. 4 September 2017. 
  30. "Kim Hee Ae In Comfort Women Movie". Star News. 8 June 2018. 
  31. "뮤직비디오 '코이노니아' 공개". The Catholic Times (가톨릭신문) (in Korean). 13 July 2014. 
  32. "Catholics produce Koinonia music video to welcome papal visit". 11 July 2014. 
  33. Rausch, Franklin (13 August 2014). "Opinion: Why is Pope Francis going to South Korea?". CNN. 
  34. "Kim Hee-ae named best dressed 2007". The Korea Herald. 1 January 1970. 
  35. "2007 Year-end Korean drama awards round-up". Hancinema. 7 January 2008. 
  36. "51st Savings Day". Financial Services Commission. 28 September 2014. 
  37. "Seoul Drama Awards winner Kim Hee-ae mentions director Ahn Pan-seok". Hancinema. 4 September 2014. 
  38. "Jo In-sung wins top style icon award". Kpop Herald. 29 October 2014. 

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